Volume 21, Issue #18, May 12th, 2019 
As of press time (and by press, I mean me pressing the send button), I had not received student responses yet to my questions. 
In lieu of this, I am providing a short summary of the programming I was in attendance for (thank you District Assembly). 
I believe I laid on eyes what was the largest game of Rock, Paper, Scissors ever. It was nothing short of chaos watching 100+ students battling out, with each progressive loser joining the cheering section of the most current winner. This was only one of the ice breaker activities that the students took part in.  
Other activities of note, were the Creek Freak zipline suspended 40 feet over a creek valley, the team cheers (divided by colour), and the team presentations. Each colour team was challenged to create solutions for a lack of access to education both locally and internationally. 
The 10 Canadian Rotary club students who attended RYLA at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Michigan. Representing the Rotary Clubs of Ridgetown, Chatham, and Chatham Sunrise and the CKSS Interact Club. 
Thank You Letters from 2 of the CKSS students we sponsored for RYLA!
I believe it was Blake Vince who acknowledged that Scott Burke has had nine lives so far in life, just like a cat. Scott's employment adventures have taken him from Blenheim, to Calgary twice and Toronto, and most recently Chatham. 
Scott is the son of Pete & Sherry Burke of Blenheim, where Pete has worked for Sinteris for many years, in addition to running an electrician business for the last 8 years. Scott has a sister named Jen, and brother named Dan. 
Scott grew up playing right-field and second base in baseball and ranked 4th in his age class nationally in BMX. He also won the football championship as a senior wide receiver in high school. 
In his employment journey, he worked in men's clothing sales at TipTop Tailors as an Assistant Manager in both Calgary and Toronto, in addition to working in quality control for oil rig pipelines in Calgary. He had at one point considered becoming an electrician like his father. 
Most recently in the last three years, Scott obtained his OMVIC license at Georgian College in Barrie, met his lovely girlfriend Brittany, and rose to the position of Assistant Sales Manager at Lally KIA. Scott previously also spent time as a detailer at Blenheim Chrysler. Scott's dream would be to someday run his own dealership. 
As a reminder, Scott has access to full inventory of cars at the Lally Auto Group including Victory Ford, Chatham Chrysler, and Chatham Mazda. Scott has graciously offered a Rotarian Family & Friends referral donation for any car sales made by Rotarians and their friends, pending approval by our Rotary board. 
Peter Tanner from the downtown club is looking for people to travel to Guatemala to see the work of the RACHEL project from August 1-13, 2019. Anyone who is interested, is asked to contact petert@rondeautechnology.com
We have been denied access to the Bloomfield Road interchange for our Spring Road Clean-up initiative. Coco Paving is currently working on these interchanges. 
Riverview Gaming is currently undergoing 3-4 days of renovations including new paint and carpeting. The current two bingo areas will be combined with the addition of more "slot" style machines. We've raised $6,000+ this year to date, and had our highest charity portion the other night to date, of $550. 
I'm looking for assistance from my Rotary family. I'm midst of designing a new banner for The Sunriser, since we'll be in "Rotary Connects Humanity" before we know it. I would love feedback on the banner above (that and I noticed through my Rotary Marketing groups on Facebook that some clubs have customized logos). 
Pictured above is Lexi, granddaughter of Rotarians Doug & Linda Goldsmith. Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted in putting up signs around Chatham! Lexi assisted planting daffodil bulbs as a part of her volunteer hours for Brownies!  
Announcing Holger Knaack, Rotary International President Nominee. Holger is from the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln in Germany. 
Holger was selected after the resignation of Sushil Gupta (Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, India) due to health issues. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Scott Burke
May 10
John Lawrence
May 19
Susan Bechard
May 20
Spouse Birthdays
Dennis Walters
May 23
Join Date
Sheila Bateman
May 2, 2000
19 years
Walter Ploegman
May 4, 1999
20 years
Paul Roy
May 5, 1984
35 years
Elizabeth Manso
May 6, 2014
5 years
Danielle Hunter
May 17, 2017
2 years
Douglas Swant
May 18, 2004
15 years
Russell Hampton
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